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Monday, March 3, 2014

Sunday Funday List: Top 10 Favorite Children's Books

Hey everyone! Sorry this one is a day late, but it's due to good reason, I have the plague (or the typical cold season virus). Here's a fun one to cheer us all up in the snowy weather when all we want is sun! This week is: Top 10 Favorite Children's Books!!

Here they are in no particular order:

1. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

-Only THE BEST bedtime story. If you don't know why, read it now.

2. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
-I just loved all the things the bird asked if they were his mother? This book is a lot of fun and I couldn't get enough of it. I also liked the exciting ending.

3. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

-This is the book that first taught us to love Paris, how to brush our teeth the right way (up and down, not side to side!) and that it's okay to stand out!

4. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
-Who didn't love Winnie-the-Pooh? The books, the tv show, the movies and most importantly the stuffed animals? Each character teaches us how people act and how we'll interact with them in real life. We learned a lot from Pooh, just not how to spell "Hunny" ;)

5. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
-Our early exposure to poetry. The poems are fantastic, the drawings are fantastic. If only we could've analyzed these in school instead. I still love picking his books up and getting lost in his world.

6. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
-Love this story. One of my favorites, period. My pink, stuffed bunny is named Velvie after it. If you haven't read it, do it. Everyone loves a good story about a bunny :)

7. Corduroy by Don Freeman
-Corduroy gets to live the dream we've all had, to be trapped in a store after it's closed. Oh the adventure! Plus he's the cutest teddy bear you ever did see.

8. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
-Such a fun story!! Tikki Tikki Tembo's name is enough to make you love this book. Try saying it three times fast. Hell, try saying it one time fast.

9. The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
-This puppy goes on some great adventures and you get to see so many more cute animals. Bright colors + cute animals = kid goldmine. I still get excited when I see this book.

10. The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
-A great motivational book, it teaches at a young age that you can accomplish whatever you put your mind to!!

What do you guys think? Any books you'd put on your top 10 that you don't see here? Do you think kid's books today are as good as what we grew up with?


  1. These are some amazing books! I'd add The Phantom Tollbooth, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Because I Love You :)

  2. Love those, too!! It was just so hard to pick! There are so many great books!! :D

  3. You missed a lot of my favorites. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. What Do You Say, Dear? Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears.

    When I got a little older it was stuff like the Misty of Chincoteague series, King of the Wind, the Black Stallion, Charlotte's Web, Island of the Blue Dolphins, A Wrinkle in Time, Dogsong, Hatchet (Gary Paulsen in general) The Giver, Walk Two Moons, and Ella Enchanted (LOVED IT). I also remember loving this one book series that started with a book called Angus, Thongs, & Full-Frontal Snogging.

  4. There were so many Sarah, it was hard!! Lol. I went with the ones that popped into my head first. But those are so great too!

    And keep an eye out for my middle grade favorites post, that'll be more along the lines of your second paragraph :) And yes!!! The Georgia Nicholson series. Love it! I have all of them!

    Ella Enchanted is the bomb. Too bad the movie was bad :(